BROOKFIELD, IL (NSUWolves.com) — The Don Hansen Football Committee has released the 2022 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America team. Northern State defensive lineman Ian Marshall was named to the first team for the defense, marking the third All-American honor of the season. In addition, Marshall is the lone NSIC student-athlete named to the defensive first team.
He led the NSIC in both tackles for a loss (24.5) and sacks (14.0), totaling 39 tackles on the year. He ranks third in the nation in tackles for a loss and sacks. The Springfield native broke the Northern State single game (4.0) and single season (14.0) sacks records in 2022, and sits third on the NSU all-time sacks list after just one season.
The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.